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Dietetics - Transfer

Program Codes: DIET.AS
Associate in Science Degree

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This program parallels the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. It is designed to transfer.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Transfer to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences - Dietetics Option at Rutgers University
  • Apply the necessary practical and technological skills to perform at baccalaureate-level coursework.
  • Use current technologies for information as well as oral and written communication activities in the dietetics profession.
  • Identify and discuss an overview of the health care industry and the role of the health care nutrition and foodservice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think clearly and critically with questions that involve intellectual, personal, and social concerns and standards of ethics in the profession of dietetics.
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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM). 

Recommended - ENG-239 Women in Literature or HIS-131 World History I

Total Credits 60

Contact Information

Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Dietetics

Contact Name: Dr. Mary-Pat Maciolek, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2538
Contact Email: MMaciolek@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/hospitality-culinary-arts-dietetics/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study Dietetic Transfer?

Students prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university in the study of dietetics after earning their associate degree.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

A passing score on the College’s placement mathematics test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT 013 and MAT 014 is required for all dietetics transfer majors. In addition, a high school laboratory biology course with a minimum grade of “C” or BIO 010 and a high school laboratory chemistry or CHM 010 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.

What will students learn if they study Dietetics?

The program is an intensive one that includes challenging science and dietetics courses, as well as general education.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Are there any other things I should consider before I apply?

Yes, there are practical considerations, health considerations and legal considerations that you should review before making the decision to choose dietetics as a career:

Practical Considerations:

The following Practical Considerations are listed so students may be better able to assess their career choice in terms of ability to succeed in the program and gain employment in the field:

  1. Have written and oral communication skills in the English language to effectively and accurately communicate with patients, peers and supervisors.
  2. Have sufficient visual acuity to accurately assess patient conditions and treat patients safely.
  3. Must have the physical capability to withstand prolonged standing and walking, working near mechanical parts, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  4. Demonstrate acceptable affective behaviors required by health care employees such as maintaining excellent attendance and integrity and being able to work under pressure.
  5. Comprehend and follow clinical policies and procedures related to the profession you choose.

Health Considerations:

Due to the nature of clinical experiences in Dietetic Technology Program, students will be participating in a work environment that has the potential of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases. All students accepted into the Dietetic Technology Program are provided with instruction on infection control protocols specific to the Program in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission.

Legal Considerations:

A student is required to have a criminal background check performed with satisfactory results acceptable by Middlesex County College, and the Dietetic Technology Program and/or participating clinical facilities as a condition of admission, initial enrollment and/or continued enrollment. An offer of admission will not be final and enrollment not permitted until the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. Drug testing is a requirement for some of the programs. Admission may be denied or rescinded or enrollment terminated based on the results of the criminal background check and the drug testing.

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